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Going Down in Flames

By Chris Cannon
  • ISBN Code: : 1622665309
  • Publisher : Entangled: Teen
  • Pages : 407
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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If her love life is going down in flames, she might as well spark a revolution. Finding out on your sixteenth birthday you're a shape-shifting dragon is tough to swallow. Being hauled off to an elite boarding school is enough to choke on. Since Bryn is the only crossbreed at the Institute for Excellence, all eyes are on her, but it’s a particular black dragon, Zavien, who catches her attention. Zavien is tired of the Directorate’s rules. Segregated clans, being told who to love, and close-minded leaders make freedom of choice almost impossible. The new girl with the striped hair is a breath of fresh air, and with Bryn’s help, they might be able to change the rules. At the Institute, old grudges, new crushes, and death threats are all part of a normal day for Bryn. She'll need to learn to control her dragon powers if she wants to make it through her first year at school. But even focusing on staying alive is difficult when you’re falling for someone you can't have... The Going Down in Flames series is best enjoyed in order Reading Order: Book #1- Going Down in Flames Book #2- Bridges Burned Book #3- Trial by Fire Book #4- Fanning the Flames Book #5- Burning Bright

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Out of the Flames is an extraordinary story - providing testament to the power of ideas, the enduring legacy of books, and the triumph of individual courage. Out of the Flames tracks the history of The Chrisitianismi Restituto, examining Michael Servetus's life and times and the politics of the first information during the sixteenth century. The Chrisitianismi Restituto, a heretical work of biblical scholarship, written in 1553, aimed to refute the orthodox Christianity that Michael Servetus' old colleague, John Calvin, supported. After the book spread through the ranks of Protestant hierarchy, Servetus was tried and agonizingly burned at the stake, the last known copy of the Restitutio chained to his leg. Servetus's execution marked a turning point in the quest for freedom of expression, due largely to the development of the printing press and the proliferation of books in Renaissance Europe. Three copies of the Restitutio managed to survive the burning, despite every effort on the part of his enemies to destroy them. As a result, the book became almost a surrogate for its author, going into hiding and relying on covert distribution until it could be read freely, centuries later. Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone follow the clandestine journey of the three copies through the subsequent centuries and explore its author's legacy and influence over the thinkers that shared his spirit and genius, such as Leibniz, Voltaire, Rousseau, Jefferson, Clarence Dorrow, and William Osler.

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  • Publisher : Triumph Books
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  • Total of Pages : 256
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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  • Total of Pages : 192
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Andy tackles his guilt and grief in the first book of Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy. Tigers don’t cry—or do they? After the death of his longtime friend and fellow Hazelwood Tiger in a car accident, Andy, the driver, blames himself and cannot get past his guilt and pain. While his other friends have managed to work through their grief and move on, Andy allows death to become the focus of his life. In the months that follow the accident, the lives of Andy and his friends are traced through a series of letters, articles, homework assignments, and dialogues, and it becomes clear that Tigers do indeed need to cry.

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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786459956
  • Total of Pages : 403
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 294
  • Pdf File: a-dictionary-of-confusable-phrases.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.

Playing With Fire

By Theoren Fleury,Kirstie McLellan Day
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Book Code : 1554687977
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 561
  • Pdf File: playing-with-fire.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“It’s hard to believe Fleury survived his own life.” — The Globe and Mail Theo Fleury, who had walked away from hockey in 2003, leaving millions of dollars on the table and thousands of fans asking why, was determined to redeem himself. But how? With a comeback. Six years after his last NHL game, at age 41, weighing 215 pounds and with 25 per cent body fat, he had only seven months to get ready for the Calgary Flames training camp. His chance for redemption came in a pre-season game against the New York Islanders. The score was 4–4 going into a shootout when his coach leaned over and told him, “You’re up next.” In this fully up-to-date edition of Playing with Fire, Fleury gives readers the inside story on how his life has changed since this book was first published. Along with the original, fearlessly honest tale that captivated the nation, he now chronicles his NHL comeback. In the same frank, fast-paced style that made his book a blockbuster, Fleury shares fascinating new stories about life as a 41-year-old rookie, as an author on the road, and as a man in the spotlight following the disturbing news that his former coach Graham James had been pardoned for his horrific crimes. Playing with Fire is Theo Fleury’s journey to hell and back, a book no one can put down or will ever forget. Finalist for the 2010 CBA Libris Award for Non-fiction Book of the Year Hockey Book of the Year (Denver Post)

In the Teeth of the Wind

By C. P. O. Bartlett
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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Book Code : 1473815487
  • Total of Pages : 159
  • Category : History
  • Members : 559
  • Pdf File: in-the-teeth-of-the-wind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

So rapid have been the advances in the science of aeronautics since the end of the First World War that it requires a considerable feat of imagination to cast one's mind back over the comparatively short period of seventy years to the days when Flight Commander Bartlett of the Royal Naval Air Service was flying some of the world's first bombers over the Western Front.An equal adjustment for those more used to accounts of the nerve-chilling existence of bomber crews in the Second World War is called for when tuning in to the extra ordinarily happy-go-lucky atmosphere which seemed to prevail among these early pilots. Not for them the nail-biting tension as they head over the trenches - rather the schoolboy exuberance of a jolly outing.Philip Bartlett's account is a unique and fascinating record of a pilot's life in the dawn of aerial warfare and, as history, of the first use of the bomber in war, strangely, by the Navy's aircraft.Flying by day and night alone, without navigational aids, the author moves from attacks on the U-boat bases to bombing the German Gothas as they prepared to raid London, and then to the support of Haig's drive to the coast which ended in the mud of Passchendaele. The climax in March, 1918, is reached when the author's squadron finds itself directly in the path of Ludendorff's massive thrust, which broke the British Vth Army and nearly decided the War. Attacked by Richthofen's aces, No 5 Squadron RNAS flew continuous and desperate missions against the advancing troops from aerodomes which were over-run time after time. At a time when the life of a pilot was reckoned in weeks, the author flew 101 missions, enduring the rigours of flying without heating or oxygen, with hesitant engines, no parachutes and the attention of German fighters. Yet there is continual evidence of the pure joy of flying and wonder at the sheer beauty of the the sky.

Ensnared in Flames: Love Awakens their Royal Soul: Royal Phoenix #1

By Angel Nyx
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  • Publisher : Wyked Minds Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 746
  • Pdf File: ensnared-in-flames.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the Heart of Sin City, three siblings rule from the shadows. Moira, youngest of the royal family, is so not a Disney princess. Foul-mouthed and fiery-tempered, she doesn't take shit from anyone. When a sexy stranger walks into the bar her family owns, something inside her stirs. Can Callum melt the ice around her heart, or will they go down in flames? Author's Note: This is book 1 of 3 of the Royal Phoenixes in the Forged in Twilight collaboration series.

In Clouds of Glory

By James J. Hudson
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  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Book Code : 1557281246
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : History
  • Members : 302
  • Pdf File: in-clouds-of-glory.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Profiles the twenty-eight Americans who joined the Royal Air Force and became aces during the first World War

Irish Aces of the RFC and the RAF in the First World War

By Joe Gleeson
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  • Publisher : Fonthill Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Members : 896
  • Pdf File: irish-aces-of-the-rfc-and-the-raf-in-the-first-world-war.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The First World War had an enormous impact on Ireland. Over 240,000 Irish men and women volunteered to serve with the Allied forces, suffering almost 40,000 casualties. The Irish contribution to the air war remains overlooked, not just in Ireland, but also by historians generally. Although just 6,000 Irish served with the Allied flying services at a cost of 500 casualties, their impact was out of all proportion to their numbers. The contribution of Irish aces of the RFC and RAF to the Allied cause was enormous, just over thirty of whom accounted for 400 enemy aircraft. Irishmen such as Mannock, McElroy and Hazell were among the highest-scoring pilots of the war. Some were revered by their men, others were controversial figures – reckless with their own lives and those under their command – but many of their stories remain untold. This book seeks to restore all those who were written out of Irish history, while also providing for their achievements to be considered in the overall context of the first air war. Illustrations: 24 black-and-white photographs

Deception of a Mirror

By Keshaun Lang
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1467001392
  • Total of Pages : 62
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 680
  • Pdf File: deception-of-a-mirror.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Words of the mind, language of the heart, voice of the tears, this book holds the ingredients of the inner body, mind and soul. Hidden from the outside world through a shell of flesh, this body produces the communication between our world and the inner thoughts of the heart.

I Got By

By Harry Marlin
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1466951095
  • Total of Pages : 508
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 750
  • Pdf File: i-got-by.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Author Harry Marlin met everything including life head on. He spent his childhood in tiny depression-ridden Blanket, Texas, and matured during 50 combat missions over Germany. His thinking and personality were forever colored by both experiences. Opinionated, blunt and uncompromisingly candid, he was talented beyond belief. He was a Steel guitar musician, photographer, Police Officer, Columnist and Book Author. Harry could be humorous, hauntingly profound and compassionate, all in the one paragraph. Called the "Will Rogers of Central Texas", Marlin wrote a weekly column for the Brownwood Bulletin over a period of 11 years. I Got By presents the second volume of compilations of his best stories taking a humorous look back at growing up and facing lifes challenges through every generation. Crime Didnt Pay and Nothing Else Did Either explores the time when Crime was a rare occasion because folks didnt have enough money to afford anything worth stealing. In Hemingway Never Picked Cotton or Danced in a Honkey-Tonk, Marlin compares how the famous Author might have written differently had he been exposed to some Texas traditions. Colorful and witty, I Got By provides insights into life in rural Texas during the Great Depression and shows that humor can provide relief in many challenging situations. This being the 2nd volume and Marins final book, it is your last chance to explores a Lifetime worth of his experiences.

In the Hands of Strangers

By Kim Moretto Niemeier
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1524544701
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 207
  • Pdf File: in-the-hands-of-strangers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

On June 12, 1944, six days after the D-Day invasion of Normandy, U.S. fighter pilot Fred Moretto is ambushed by German Messerschmitt 109s. Barely escaping his burning P-47 Thunderbolt, Lieutenant Moretto parachutes into the French countryside where villagers working for the Resistance conceal him from the Germans for two months in a bread oven, a secret perch in an attic, and a hayloft. In 1993, nearly 50 years later, Kim Moretto Niemeier convinces her father to return to France. Reuniting with the people and the places where he survived against all odds re-invigorates his French Connection and launches Kims 20-year odyssey to uncover the dramatic details of her fathers inspiring story.

Beyond the Dams to the Tirpitz

By Alan W. Cooper
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  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Book Code : 1783469099
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Members : 415
  • Pdf File: beyond-the-dams-to-the-tirpitz.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First published to acclaim in 1983, this book is set to impact upon the book-buying public, eager for accounts of this period of World War history. Relaying the later operations of 617 Squadron, this book steers away from typical accounts of the group, which dwell on this predominant feature of their service history.617 Squadron carried some of the most outstanding exploits of the air war out, after they had executed their famous Dam's Raid in May 1943. These included special low-flying attacks on canals, factories, rocket sites, viaducts, and, of course, the attack on the German battleship Tirpitz. The standard set to serve in 617 Squadron is shown in the success of such operations. They were led firstly by Wing Commander Bruce Gibson, who set this standard, followed by Squadron Leader Mick Martin, and the incomparable Wing Commander Leonard Cheshire, who developed the accuracy of marking and bombing to a very high degree. He in turn was succeeded by Wing Commander Willie Tait who led all three attacks on the Tirpitz, and from then on was known as 'Tirpitz' Tait.All the leaders of the Squadron were outstanding airmen, each having more than a hundred operations to his credit. This book is a timely reminder that there was a lot more to the Squadron's history than their exploits on the Dams.

A Little Bit Wicked

By Kristin Chenoweth
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439100675
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 894
  • Pdf File: a-little-bit-wicked.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Life's too short. I'm not." You might know her as a Tony Award-winning Broadway star, who originated the role of Galinda the Good Witch in the smash musical Wicked and won a Tony for 1999's You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Or you may recognize her from her starring roles on TV -- The West Wing, Pushing Daisies, Sesame Street...oh, and her Huge Hit Sitcom Kristin on NBC. (Huge hit. L.A. breast-implant huge. Ask either of the people who watched it.) Or maybe you saw her sexy spread in FHM magazine? Or her appearance on Pat Robertson's The 700 Club? Kristin is a wonderful collection of contradictions -- but everyone who's ever met her remembers her as the little girl with the big voice. At four foot eleven, Kristin Chenoweth is an immense talent in a petite but powerful package. In this lively, laugh-out-loud book, Kristin shares her journey from Oklahoma beauty queen to Broadway leading lady, reflecting on how faith and family have kept her grounded in the dysfunctional rodeo of show biz. The daughter of an engineer and a nurse, Kristin was singing in front of thousands at Baptist conventions by age twelve and winning beauty pageants by age twenty-two. (Well, actually she was second runner-up almost every freaking time. But, hey, she's not bitter.) On her way to a career as a professional opera singer, she stopped in New York to visit a friend and went on a whim to an audition. Through a combination of talent, hard work, and (she's quick to add) the grace of God, Kristin took Broadway by storm. But of course, into every storm, the occasional drizzle of disaster must fall. Filled with wit, wisdom, and backstage insight, A Little Bit Wicked is long on love and short on sleep; it's essential reading for Kristin's legions of fans and an uplifting story for anyone seeking motivation to follow his or her dreams -- over the rainbow and beyond.

Military Aviation of the First World War

By Alan Sutton,Alan C. Wood
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  • Publisher : Fonthill Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : History
  • Members : 174
  • Pdf File: military-aviation-of-the-first-world-war.pdf

Book Short Summary:

- over 470 black-and-white photographs! This beautifully illustrated book provides details of every power that took part in Military aircraft activity during the First World War. The war was a global conflict with 57 nations involved but with aviation being in its infancy only eight nations had a major air arm to their fighting Services. The Allies: Britain, America, Italy, Belgium, France, and Russia and then the Central Powers comprising Germany and Austria - Hungary. The book covers the formation, establishment and wartime exploits of all the major air powers during the war, as well as providing thumbnail sketches of all the major aces for each country, giving full coverage to: The Allies: The Royal Flying Corps, The French Military Air Service, The United States Air Service, Aeronautica de Region Esercito (Italy), The Belgian Air Arm, The Russian Imperial Air Services. The Central Powers: The Imperial German Air Service, and the Austro-Hungarian flying service However, smaller powers (at the time) like Australia, Canada and Japan as well as Portugal, Serbia, Romania and South Africa are all featured is this fascinating book.